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The Power of Positive Fitness

Author John Rowley is a motivational speaker who has been affiliated with Martha Stewart, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal. He’s also been a bodybuilder for most of his life and actually bought the gym where Lou Ferrigno was seen training in “Pumping Iron.” Impressive credentials, but more than anything Rowley is a coach.

Much of his new book, The Power of Positive Fitness—Maximizing Physical, Mental & Spiritual Health,” consists of highly motivating pep talks, complete with interesting slice-of-life stories. He recites them with excitement and meaning, as a good coach would. The one with the most impact is John’s own story of coming back from a horrific car crash when he was 19. It was life-changing on a number of levels.

With his newfound determination and motivation, Rowley eventually became a Manhattan real estate mogul. Not bad considering he started in the janitorial business! But this book is more than just inspiring stories. There are plenty of rock-solid training and eating strategies for building muscle and health (most of them align with my beliefs, so I give those sections a big thumbs-up). John preaches real weight training and eating like a bodybuilder, which is the lifestyle most folks should be following for optimal health and wellness.

Toward the end of the book he presents a number of short interviews with successful, fit people, including Jennifer Nicole Lee, Shawn Phillips, Tom and Dawn Terwilliger and Doug Brignole, to name a few.

The Power of Positive Fitness is filled with sound information and get-you-going motivation from a “coach” who talks the talk and walks the walk. And coincidentally, the foreword is by Coach Lou Holtz. Stay positive, harness the power, and succeed beyond your wildest dreams.


Editor’s note: Find John Rowley’s The Power of Positive Fitness at Amazon.com.


About Steve Holman

Steve Holman has been training for over 35 years, since he was 15, and has been IRON MAN Magazine's Editor in Chief for more than 20 years. He has written more than 20 books on bodybuilding, weight training, nutrition, and his popular "Train, Eat, Grow" series, which he writes with his training partner Jonathan Lawson, appears monthly in Iron Man magazine. Steve's latest e-books are available at www.X-Rep.com and www.X-traordinaryWorkouts.com

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